More healthcare professionals can now certify fit notes

Authorised nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists can now certify and issue fit notes in addition to doctors. New legislation has been introduced in Northern Ireland which will allow a wider range of healthcare professionals to certify fit notes. The change will enable patients to get advice and fit notes from their healthcare professional - without [...]

By |2022-07-21T15:09:23+00:00July 21st, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Cambrian Alliance Group Appoints Joe McKenna

The Cambrian Alliance Group today announces the appointment of Joe McKenna to its senior leadership team as Group Sales and Marketing Director. Previously Sales Director at Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd, McKenna brings with him a wealth of pharmacy and wholesale experience that spans 30 years. “I am delighted to be joining the group and taking [...]

By |2022-07-07T13:02:59+00:00July 7th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Medical Trainee Recruitment Success

Fill rate hits 95%. A total of 95% of medical trainee posts for 2023 have been filled – the highest percentage at this stage in the recruitment process in the last five years. Of the 1,018 posts already advertised for next year’s intake, 964 trainees have been placed across all specialities. The figure includes all [...]

By |2022-06-29T13:28:24+00:00June 29th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Increase in Residential Rehabilitation Placements

More than 500 people treated last year. A total of 511 residential rehabilitation placements were approved between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022 according to latest statistics from Public Health Scotland (PHS). This is the first year in which PHS have collected this information however, the number of placements in the first three months [...]

By |2022-06-29T09:11:09+00:00June 29th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Report Calls for a New Legal Framework for the Management of Controlled Drugs in Hospitals Settings

97% of pharmacy staff believe that current guidance on Controlled Drugs (CD) needs to be updated to provide instructions on how best to manage CDs digitally1.  The survey results coincide with the launch of an advisory paper around the handling of controlled drugs in hospitals using automation and digital systems. The paper includes recommendations from [...]

By |2022-06-28T13:32:45+00:00June 28th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

World Health Summit 2022: Registration Now Opened and Key Speakers Announced

The World Health Summit (WHS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) join forces to organize the 2022 edition of one of the world's leading international, inclusive and inter-sectoral global health conference to bring global health actors closer to setting agenda for a healthier future. Registration for on-site participation is now open The Summit will take place [...]

By |2022-06-27T14:14:39+00:00June 27th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

RCN Celebrates Care Home Open Week

We’re championing the essential and highly skilled work of nursing staff in care homes. Care Home Open Week takes place between 27 June and 3 July. It provides an opportunity for the public to meet care home residents, learn more about social care, and take part in activities. It’s also a chance to promote career [...]

By |2022-06-27T14:03:46+00:00June 27th, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Most Stillbirth Certificates are Inaccurate

More than 80 per cent of UK medical certificates recording stillbirths contain errors, research reveals. The study also shows that three out of four stillbirths certified as having an ‘unknown cause of death’ could, in fact, be explained. Cutting out such errors will aid future studies aimed at reducing stillbirth rates, researchers say. One in [...]

By |2022-06-23T13:43:18+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Lack of Innovation Set to Undermine Antibiotic Performance and Health

Development of new antibacterial treatments is inadequate to address the mounting threat of antibiotic resistance, according to the annual pipeline report by the World Health Organization. The 2021 report describes the antibacterial clinical and preclinical pipeline as stagnant and far from meeting global needs. Since 2017 only 12 antibiotics have been approved, 10 of which belong to [...]

By |2022-06-23T09:16:08+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Protecting Health and Care Workers

Timetable announced for safe staffing legislation. Work is underway to implement legislation designed to support the wellbeing of health and care staff and patients, and will be completed by spring 2024. The Health and Care (Staffing) Act, passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2019, is the first workload and workforce planning legislation for the NHS and social care in Scotland. [...]

By |2022-06-22T13:08:29+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments
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